Specimen: Submit Tissue in 10% formal-saline OR formalin fixed paraffin embedded Tissue Block. Ship at room temperature. Provide a copy of the Histopathology report, Site of biopsy and Clinical history.
Stability (Room): N/A
Stability (Refrigerated): N/A
Stability (Frozen): N/A
Comment: Use test code J113 for Photomicrograph. Samples received on holidays will be reported in next schedule/next working day.
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 15 – 20 days
Usage: Estrogen receptor (ER) is a steroid hormone receptor commonly used alongwith Progesterone receptor (PR) in the management of women with breast cancer. ER & PR status provides an indication of prognosis and potential benefit from hormonal therapy. Generally ER & PR positive tumors are more likely to respond to endocrine therapy and have a better prognosis, stage for stage as compared to receptor negative tumors. This test is also recommended for patients with Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) to predict potential benefit of endocrine therapies.
Specialty: Oncologist, Pathologist
Home Collection: Not Available
Pre-test Information: Provide a copy of the Histopathology report, Site of biopsy and Clinical history.